Saturday, February 6, 2010

Week 7: Wikis

I had a look at the St Joseph County Public Library wiki. The subject classification system sounds like a good idea but their system looked a bit too simple. There were just too few subjects. I clicked on cooking and they were able to suggest a few useful websites. I quite like because it had a variety of really simple recipes.

Booklovers wiki was quite interesting. It was more like a review of the books that the Princeton Public Library did for the Summer Reading book club back in 2006. Unfortunately, they stopped updating it. I think Auckland City Libraries can do something similar especially the libraries who have book clubs. People who didn't attend the book club meeting could always go online to find out what books were discussed.

Library Success has many links and resources on how we can run libraries better. I was particularly interested in Reader's Advisory. I was hoping to find some ideas on how to start book groups and recommend books for teens. However, the resources were for adult book clubs. Because we haven't attended the Reader's Advisory training workshop, we can use these links to help us make some good suggestions in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Casie25
    Well done at having a look at all the different wikis out there there are certainly some really interesting ones and some that are good for book clubs :-) Next up PBwikis more fun! :-)